16th ANNUAL FIRE FORUM AND TECHNOLOGY EXPOSITION
2 1/2 days of educational sessions .... plus:
Tim Vandenbrink, Deputy Fire Chief/Safe City
Spruce Grove Fire Services, Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada
A highly entertaining Speaker, Tim Vandenbrink addresses audiences across North America. He challenges us to reflect on our attitudes towards fire and life safety. With a healthy dose of humour Tim will take a fun yet meaningful look at some of the truths and myths about fire and life safety. You will walk away with a clear understanding of your responsibility for your own safety, and also realize how you affect the safety of those in the Communities you serve!!
Tim Vandenbrink was a member of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services for 32 years, where he retired as the Assistant Fire Marshal in Fire Prevention. Today Tim is a Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Spruce Grove Fire Services. Throughout his career he has been involved in a number of Safety Organizations such as the Alberta and Edmonton Safety Councils and the Edmonton Safety City Education Society. In addition he was an Education representative for the National Fire Protection Association.and also served on the NFPA Education Section Board of Directors.
Tim's anecdotes and humourous approach to a "sometimes boring" subject have kept him in demand as a keynote speaker at Fire Service, Injury Prevention and Educational Conferences across Canada, the United States and Europe.
This one-hour course will present the uses and value of live burn demonstrations in the delivery of campus fire safety messages and education. Using proven principles from real life experience by the instructors attendees will be shown the benefits of live burn education. Messages supported by a live burn event such as the speed, heat, toxic smoke generation, FD response times, and the value of fire sprinklers will be presented.
A sample script for narration of a burn will be offered as a handout. Also addressed will be construction, staging, fire department participation, and potential assistance in funding for the event.
Side by Side ... The NY State Office of Fire Prevention and Control will host a live dorm room burn showing the difference between a sprinkled and un-sprinkled situation.
This demonstration will take place directly outside the convention center on a private street. NY State will also have their fire safety trailer available with additional demonstrations.
The demonstration will be built on-site by the NY State OFPC and the Niagara Falls Fire Department. We will be busing in over 60 students from local area colleges.
Grand Foyer of The Convention Center for a one-hour Meet and Greet sponsored by CSHEMA.
along with hundreds and hundreds of my associates that are being especially flown in from New England, courtesy of SimplexGrinnell. Don't miss this event!!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 5-7 PM
Join us as we network and enjoy food specially prepared by both Students and Faculty. You will also be able to see several of the kitchens and student training areas. This promises to be a reception to remember..... More to come! http://nfculinary.org/
FOCUS: Campus Fire Forum is the only national conference that focuses exclusively on campus fire and life safety issues and continues to offer you the opportunity to learn from the experts and interact with campus fire safety professionals from across the country - and even from outside the USA. Hundreds of attendees representing colleges, universities, fire officials, city and state authorities and many other disciplines will be in attendance.
EDUCATIONAL VALUE: We understand today's budget choices, and are keeping our prices low while we continue to provide a truly valuable training experience that will help you to minimize the loss of life from fire. Our Forum is robust. It is packed with a vast array of educational and technology experiences for both on and off-campus housing, and other areas on campus.
A LEARNING AND NETWORKING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.
You will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 hours (or more), plus:
Campus Fire Forum participation is nation wide with a small groups from international countries across the globe.
The following chart depicts the "type" of participant. It is taken from data beginning in 2010 thru 2014, and will be updated after each Forum.
Attendees - Members (Tuesday-Thursday):
Attendees - Non Members (Tuesday-Thursday):
Optional: ICC Training
Meal plans for you spouse/partner are available during registration or contact us if questions.
If you are flying into the Buffalo Airport there are several transportation options available to Niagara Falls. DOWNLOAD INFO
Room Block is Closed - contact in-house reservation (between 8AM - 8PM)
if you need a room 716-285-3361
About The local area ...
The beauty and wonder of Niagara Falls is a short walk from the hotel. The convention center (where we will hold our sessions and exhibit) is just across the cobblestone walkway from the hotel. And ... just across the street is the Seneca Niagara Casino, featuring more than 120 game tables and 4,200 slot machines. And be sure to bring your passport to experience the area from both sides of the Canadian border, which is only two blocks away from the hotel. The exciting metropolis of Toronto is just 70 minutes away. View Local Area Map
"I always take something away from this conference. I liked the idea of providing multiple day sessions, such as ones covering NFPA 45, which allowed for more in depth information and discussion" ... Michael Bowles, University of Richmond.
It was one of the best I have attended. The area, the hotel, staff (hotel and fire forum staff) were tops. Very talented group of presenters that were on target with their presentation.... Charles Core, (Retired) Old Dominion University.
Fire and Life Safety on our Campus's is very important. This is clearly one of the best conferences that brings true professionals together with the campus leadership from across the country to share issues, concerns and discuss positive actions to be taken. Very good networking and educational sessions. ... Dan Finnegan, SIEMENS
This event like the other Fire Forum events I have attended was quite informative. I always learn something new at each Forum I have attended.... Richard Caruso, Carnegie Mellon University
I will continue to come back to this Conference. We have learned a tremendous amount of good practice information by attending. It is always good to meet and commiserate with our contemporaries. ... Charles Scott Jarmin, Iowa State
Great event! Very organized and informational. I'm happy to be a partner.... Tom Hammerberg, Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA)
I thought the conference was very good this year and I like the continued partnership with Shawn and Al from after the fire.... Ashley McElhare, University of New Haven
Overall, this was the best forum I attended to date. The subject matter from ICC training Monday to the training sessions were great. Keynote speaker was superb and having Shawn and Alvaro present was an added plus.... Kevin McSweeney, University of Delaware.
I like the format for vendors exhibits this year.... Jan Parker, North Carolina Office of the Fire Marshal
We were so pleased with the response from the Forum exhibit. One of the Fire Officials we met even attended our conference the following week and provided great input. It truly was the best campus fire show yet. Looking forward to next year. ... Elizabeth Conha, CWSI